Sunday, May 24, 2015

Basking sharks are here!

Some photos from the last few days;

Laxey Sea Kayaking

Laxey is one of our favourite venues for relaxed sea kayaking, with options to paddle north to Dhoon glen or south to Garwick bay.
 

Basking Sharks are here!

John was lucky enough to get out to see the arrival of the basking sharks to manx waters last week (thanks to a useful text from Fergus who was watching from shore). There were a number of sightings of sharks in Port Erin bay towards the end of last week.
As experienced coaches working in the outdoors regularly we have a natural respect for the environment we work in. It's fantastic that Sea kayaking is one of the least obtrusive methods of viewing marine wildlife and particularly when viewing basking sharks, often the paddler will just sit quietly some distance away and allow the shark to show their curiosity and swim to the paddler - and every occasion is a truly unforgettable experience!

Saturday Coasteering 


A few shots of the group of lads from the weekends Coasteering session around Peel castle.

Sunday Sea Kayaking 

Really enjoyable morning with the club as usual! Paddling south from Port St Mary towards the chasms, Sugarloaf stack is alive with Guillemots, Razerbills and Kittiwakes at the moment... 
And a usual bit of wet training thrown in too...
Sunday Afternoon Sea Kayak trip:
Great to meet some new faces and looking forward to seeing you again soon.

Over in Ireland Keirron and George are heading south and now enjoying some wild and rugged coastline. 
You can follow their adventure here:

And they are raising funds for the RNLI.

www.justgiving.com/horrendousexperiences


Looking forward to more adventures this week!
John, Kim, Fergus & the team

Sunday, May 17, 2015

Sea kayaking diversity...

Saturday Kayaking from Laxey

 

An enjoyable weekend paddling with the Adventure club

Saturdays group consisted of those training for the IOM circumnavigation by kayak and the Adventure club trip to Norway this summer... 
Sheltering from the strong West-Southwest winds to do plenty of wet training!

Sunday Kayak training from Port Erin

More of the same from yesterday but in slightly bouncier conditions!


Telegraph Article

Recently The Telegraph were on the island and worked with us to produce a short film showcasing kayaking on the island. They followed Keirron & Alice as they paddled south from Port St Mary to the Sound. 

 We're really pleased with the finished production, watch the video and find out more here:

Round Ireland Sea Kayak Expedition 
Meanwhile over in Ireland, Keirron and George have set off on their expedition and are now paddling  south. Follow along daily (or whenever updates available) here: http://horrendousexperiences.blogspot.com

John & the team

Saturday, May 16, 2015

School Coastal Exploration

Earlier this week we enjoyed a Coastal Exploration with Year 6 from Sulby School
Bright and breezy, looking out for and identifying wildlife from way above....
....and from within the inter-tidal zone
Looking forward to seeing some more primary schools on coastal adventures with us soon!